13th Parsvnath Delhi Open has record draw

by Niklesh Kumar Jain
1/11/2015 – The 13th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Tournament, the biggest chess festival of India, started one more time with a record participation of over 1200 chess players. The highest caliber event is being held in the Ludlow Castle Sports Complex, in New Delhi, India, with 22 GMs and 27 IMs fighting for a nearly US$50 thousand prize fund. Here is an illustrated report with video.

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A total of 179 players from 18 countries, which include 22 Grandmasters, 27 International Masters and three Women Grandmasters are taking part in the premier section to fight over the 30 lakh prize money (roughly USD 48,000) while the Category ‘B’ tournament for players rated under 1999 FIDE, which is underway simultaneously, attracted a total of 484 players.  The Category ‘C’ tournament, for players below 1599 FIDE, will start on Tuesday and in spite of over 600 entries is seeing more pouring in every day.

CEO of the All India Chess Federation, Bharat Singh, inaugurating the opening ceremony
according to the Indian tradition "Lighting the lamp"

Top players during the Opening Ceremony

At the top of the tables, top seed defending champion Abhijeet Gupta maintained a perfect score with a finely crafted victory over Nr Vignesh. The Catalan Opening by Gupta as white yielded a slightly better position which was nurtured to perfection.

One of the early leaders after 3.5/4 is top seed and defending champion, Indian GM Abhijeet
Gupta (2631) playing against Vighnesh Sr.

Fourth seed Luxembourgian GM Alberto David officially from Italy also started with a 3.0/3 before
falling in the fourth round to…

...Indian GM Deepan Chakkavarthy, only 20th in the starting list, but the only player with a perfect 4.0/4 start.

The talented Indian GM Sahaj Grover drew top seed Gupta in the fourth round and is in the pack with 3.5/4

Chennai Open winner GM Ivan Popov of Russia suffered a shock defeat
at the hands of unheralded Aniruddha Deshpande in the opening round

Concentration is the key to the success of Aniruddha Deshpande 3.0/4,
who is on a staggering 2693 performance so far after drawing with…

…sixth seed Italian Grandmaster Brunello Sabino (2552).

Third seed Russian grandmaster Anton Demchenko in deep thought

Winner of several  GM tournaments in India Uzbek grandmaster Dzhumaev Marat is working
on his comeback after a slip in round three

Young Indian Grandmaster Debashis Das

Maybe a new perspective is what is needed

Hmm … can I save this match? Young Ananya Agrawal playing in Group B

During third round we found two new guests outside the tournament hall …

It is is probably a good thing they did not appear too interested in chess

The organizers arranged a nice birthday celebration for IM Sl Naryanan and IA Vashantha after round three

 

Video report of first rounds by Vijay Kumar

Standings after four rounds

Rk
SNo
Ti.
Name
Fed
Rtg
Pts
TB 
1
20
GM
Deepan Chakkravarthy J.
IND
2484
4.0
8.0
2
7
GM
Cruz Cristhian
PER
2546
3.5
9.0
3
1
GM
Gupta Abhijeet
IND
2631
3.5
8.5
4
10
GM
Grover Sahaj
IND
2528
3.5
8.5
5
3
GM
Demchenko Anton
RUS
2611
3.5
8.0
6
42
IM
Nitin S.
IND
2355
3.5
7.5
7
8
GM
Baryshpolets Andrey
UKR
2541
3.5
7.0
8
5
GM
Mozharov Mikhail
RUS
2557
3.5
7.0
33
IM
Himanshu Sharma
IND
2427
3.5
7.0
10
35
IM
Satyapragyan Swayangsu
IND
2410
3.5
7.0
11
43
IM
Kulkarni Vikramaditya
IND
2354
3.5
6.5
12
21
IM
Narayanan Srinath
IND
2477
3.5
6.5
45
Visakh Nr
IND
2346
3.5
6.5
14
77
Harikrishnan.A.Ra
IND
2200
3.0
9.0
15
49
Kunal M.
IND
2336
3.0
9.0
16
25
IM
Saptarshi Roy
IND
2448
3.0
9.0
62
Abhishek Kelkar
IND
2280
3.0
9.0
18
4
GM
David Alberto
ITA
2572
3.0
8.5
19
91
Deshpande Aniruddha
IND
2157
3.0
8.5
20
28
GM
Neelotpal Das
IND
2437
3.0
8.0

Click for complete standings


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Topics Delhi Open, India

FIDE Instructor Niklesh Kumar Jain Jain is an international chess player who has participated in tournaments in almost in 20 different countries, winning the international tournament in Sri Lanka in 2010. He also worked for a television network as an anchor and news writer for two years, and reported in Hindi during World Chess Championship 2013 and 2014. Niklesh loves to write about tournaments and do interviews with chess champions. He has ambitions to become a grandmaster, but at the same time loves to train young talent. He strongly believes chess should be the part of every school curriculum, to face the challenges of the 21st century.
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